Chessington World of Adventures has confirmed plans for a new rollercoaster, which will be subject to a two-week public consultation in May.
Plans for a new rollercoaster and children's rides will be made public starting Monday 17th May, across a series of in-person presentations, virtual presentations, recordings and a written summary of plans.
On Monday 17th May, the plans will be unveiled at presentations in the Safari Hotel Serengeti Conference Suite. In-person presentations will occur at midday, 3pm, 5pm and 7pm, with attendance by reservation only due to capacity restrictions required for continued social distancing. Additionally, a summary of the plans will be presented online at the same time.
Virtual presentations will take place on Tuesday 18th May at 1pm and 7:30pm, where attendees will be able to raise questions via live chat. No pre-booking is required for these virtual sessions. For those unable to attend either presentation, a recording will be made available on Wednesday 19th May.
During the two-week consultation period, the public will be given change to provide feedback via an online questionnaire or with comments returned directly to the consultation team.
The new rollercoaster is expected to be located in the grass area to the right of Explorer Gate, which has only in the last few years been used for temporary attractions.
The consultation and following planning application are successful, it will be the first new rollercoaster at the park since Dragon's Fury in 2004. Depending on the complexity of the planning application process and the construction requirements of the attraction itself, there is a possibility for a summer 2022 opening, however a more likely target date would be 2023.